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Supporting Death and Grief

As a palliative nurse, Sallie Tisdale will walk into the room of someone who is dying and it is familiar.  In this video she provides helpful information when working with someone who is dying and their families: Join Sallie Tisdale in Toronto for more Advice for Future Corpses: A workshop on preparing for death (May [...]
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When old traditions become new innovations

How do you help someone in distress? In the world of psychotherapy we continually strive to improve our knowledge and skills to help people change distressing habits of emotion, behavior, thinking, spirit, and feeling. We will never stop asking how to best help others. Sometimes we act as if ideas about helping others were invented by [...]
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Books about Death…Morbid or Uplifting?

Andrew Solomon had written an eloquent and moving piece in the New York Times Book Review about books dealing with death. The New York Times commented “To say that books about death are morbid may seem a truism, but of course, most books are about death. They deal directly or indirectly with the contrasting temporality of […]

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RECOVERING FROM GRIEF

In the aftermath of her husband’s sudden and unexpected death during a vacation, Shery Sandberg turned to her friend Adam Grant (a psychologist and researcher who studies how people find motivation and meaning) for advice on how to talk to her children. She writes: “We can start by showing children that they matter. Sociologists define […]